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Professor Saleh is a leading figure in rhinoplasty, both cosmetic and functional, and in sinus surgery.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Ear, nose and throat
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Nasal allergy
Endoscopic anterior skull base surgery

Professional profile

Professor Hesham Saleh MBBCh, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS) is a Professor of Practice in Rhinology at the Imperial College London and a consultant rhinologist/ facial plastic surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

Professor Saleh trained in at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital in London where he learned from internationally renowned rhinoplasty and sinus surgeons. He obtained his FRCS (ENT) in 1995 and FRCS (ORL-HNS) in 1999. He is also Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery by the International and European Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

From early on in his career, he chose to specialise in treating the nose, including both its functional and cosmetic aspects. He became a Fellow of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery at Amsterdam Medical Centre, Holland in 2000. He was also a visiting fellow to centres of expertise in rhinoplasty and rhinology in the USA.

Professor Saleh is a leading figure in rhinoplasty, both cosmetic and functional, and in sinus surgery. He was selected by The Times as one of Britain's top 140 doctors and top 50 surgeons and by Tatler magazine as one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons.

Professor Saleh is the President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) and Past President of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS). He is also the Past President of the section of Laryngology & Rhinology in the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

He organises national post-graduate courses (for ENT and consultants from other specialities) on cosmetic rhinoplasty, lacrimal surgery, sinus and extended skull base surgery.

He is also regularly invited as an international expert in rhinoplasty and rhinology in conferences worldwide. Professor Saleh has published more than 120 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters on rhinoplasty and rhinology.

Clinical interests

  • Facial plastics
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sinusitis and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Nasal Allergy
  • Endoscopic Surgery for CSF Leak repair and Benign Nasal Tumours
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  • Endoscopic Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
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Current posts

  • Professor of Practice (Rhinology)
    Imperial College
  • Consultant Rhinologist/Facial Plastic Surgeon
    Charing Cross Hospital
  • Consultant Rhinologist/Facial Plastic Surgeon
    Royal Brompton Hospital

Medical training

Year qualified 1983
  • Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo 1983

Languages spoken


Personal interests

Professor Hesham Saleh's personal interests include: photography, travel, reading and guitar.